Zurich in Zurich (district), Switzerland
Grave stone of Lucius Aelius Urbicus
Kopie nach dem Originalstein im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum Zurich. 1986 vom Rennweg-Quartier-Verein der Stadt Zürich gestiftet zum Jubiläum “2000 Jahre Zürich”.
Weitere Angaben zur Geschichte Zürich befinden sich in der Mauerecke rechts vom Lindenhofbrunnen.
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Grave stone of Lucius Aelius Urbicus around 200 AD, the Roman name is on the Zu(missing) STATIONS Turicensis, called for the first time.
"Gods Hands, / At this point, the site is / Lucius AELIUS Urbicus / who lived year / month 5 days 5 / / August freedman Union / paepositus station Turicentsis / Lent
"The manes. Here is Urbicus Lucius Aelius, who lived, one year five months and five days. Unio, the freedman of the emperor, head of the Zurich Gallic customs post of duty, and Aelia Secundina, parents, her sweetest little boy."
Copy after the original stone in the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. 1986 donated from Rennweg-quarters Club of Zurich city jubilee "2000 years of Zurich".
For more information on the history located in the corner of the wall to the right of Lindenhof Fountain.
Location. 47° 22.375′ N, 8° 32.443′ E. Marker is in Zurich, Zurich, in Zurich (district). Marker is on Pfalzgasse, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pfalzgasse 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tatzfuss (within shouting distance of this marker); Grosser Widder (within shouting distance of this marker); Pfeife (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Zur Glocke (about 90 meters away); (Goethe Stayed Here) (about 120 meters away); Zur Grossen Mücke (about 120 meters away); Turmhaus (about 120 meters away); Joh. Caspar Lavater (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zurich.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the southern entrance to Lindehof Park.
Regarding Grave stone of Lucius Aelius Urbicus. The Roman Turicum
After the Romans had conquered the Alps, a military base was built at Lindenhof in 15 BC, marking the beginning of the Roman era in Zürich. An inscription on a grave which dates from the late second century indirectly mentions "Turicum" as the name of the Roman "vicus" and indicates that it was a customs point. Towards the end of the Roman era, shortly after 400 AD, a castle was built on the Lindenhof (in 370 AD, possibly earlier). - History of the City of Zurich, Stadt Zurich.
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